How long does granulomatosis with polyangiitis last?

Unfortunately, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis, will not run its course and resolve on its own. It must be treated with medications prescribed by your doctor. Relief from your symptoms can take anywhere from a few days to a few months. Eventually, with treatment, the disease will go into remission. However, be on the lookout for relapse, which occurs in about half of all people with GPA.

Continue Learning about Immune & Lymphatic System Disorders

Are there alternative treatments for granulomatosis with polyangiitis?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
Clinical trials are underway to test new medications for the treatment of granulomatosis with polyan...
More Answers
Should I consider a thymectomy for my myasthenia gravis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
The thymus gland is believed to play a key role in the development of myasthenia gravis. Surgically ...
More Answers
Should A-T carriers avoid non-ionizing radiation exposures?
Riverside Cancer Care CenterRiverside Cancer Care Center
In NCI studies to date, no link has been found between non-ionizing radiation - such as that from ce...
More Answers
What Is Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric OCD?
What Is Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric OCD?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.